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Actas Esp Psiquiatr. 2000 Mar-Apr;28(2):77-87.

[Spanish version of the new World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule II (WHO-DAS-II): initial phase of development and pilot study. Cantabria disability work group].

[Article in Spanish]

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Unidad de Investigación en Psiquiatría Clínica y Social, Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla, Universidad de Cantabria, Santander.


The aim of the present paper is to present the initial phases of the development of the Spanish version of the "World Health Organization Disablement Assessment Schedule II" WHO-DAS-II and also to describe the quantitative and qualitative methodological strategies used in the elaboration process of an instrument: i) compatible with the new International Classification of Functioning and Disability -ICIDH-2- of the World Health Organisation; ii) with criteria of cross-cultural applicability and; iii) to allow us to assess the disability in all its dimensions.

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